UCLA Health Content Team receives highest writing honors from Association of American Medical Colleges

Best in Show and Pandemic Pivot awards went to articles published in the Winter 2022 edition of U Magazine.
Tatiana Johnson, RN
“I love my coworkers, and I loved working in the ICU. But this was a weight that I carried for months. I carried it because I knew I was skilled and trained to help during this pandemic. But I also knew that I couldn't be the nurse I needed to be for my patients," Tatiana Johnson, RN, says in "The Price." (Photo by Jessica Pons/UCLA Health)

A two-part series exploring UCLA’s 40-year-engagement with AIDS from the discovery of a mysterious illness decades ago to the latest breakthroughs, and an article documenting the immense toll the pandemic has taken on UCLA health care workers were the big winners of the 2023 GIA Awards at the Association of American Medical Colleges Conference for Institutional Advancement. 

“UCLA in the Time of AIDS,” by Dan Gordon, was awarded Best in Show and “The Price,” by Sandy Cohen, received the Pandemic Pivot award. Both articles, originally published in U Magazine, also were Gold Award winners.

Other UCLA Health honorees included U Magazine article “The Stradivari of Westwood” by Veronique de Turenne, which won a Silver Award, and U Magazine as a whole, which received an Honorable Mention.

U Magazine is edited by David Greenwald.

Read the articles

UCLA in the Time of AIDS, Part 1 (Pg. 38)

UCLA in the Time of AIDS, Part 2 (Pg. 46)

The Price (Pg. 34)

The Stradivari of Westwood (Pg. 24) and see the accompanying video: